Graphic courtesy of National Weather Service Springfield, MO

The rain that fell Monday morning has transitioned into a wintry mix of sleet, freezing rain and snow across the Ozarks.

The National Weather Service has extended the winter weather advisory to include all of southwest Missouri until 6 p.m. Monday.

Forecasters say the wintry mix will continue to switch over to all snow from north to south.

A glaze of ice is expected, mainly on elevated surfaces and bridges and overpasses.

In addition, one to three inches of snow is likely across the area, with the greatest accumulations across central Missouri and near the Arkansas border.

Winds will gust at 30 to 40 miles per hour, resulting in wind chills in the teens Monday afternoon.

Wind chills by Monday night will drop into the single digits to near zero.

This is our coldest air of the season, and arriving unusually early, so make sure you dress warm before heading out the door as temps will change drastically during the day.

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